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Mexican cinema in darkness: “the silence of Cinemex”

Open, closed, on-hold or with status « it is complicated », but today in Mexico there are little more than 7,500 cinema screens, one for each 17 thousand inhabitants. It is difficult to imagine that 28 years ago, in 1993, we hit rock bottom and had just 1,415 theaters, one for every 67,000 Mexicans. It is also difficult to believe that 18 years ago, in 2003, 138 million tickets were sold, and that by 2017 Mexico had reached 330 million viewers, making it the 4th country that sold the most tickets in 2017, in…

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Campaign to open up hospitality spaces for remote workers

A campaign is underway to convince UK leaders to allow hospitality venues to reopen as a base for remote workers. Founder and CEO of Work Anywhere Hub James Santi said: “We believe hospitality venues should not be forced to suffer any more.” The proposal puts forward a case for allowing all venues to open as remote, Covid-safe workspaces “until we are allowed to reopen to the public. This might not be until May so we need to be making use of our spaces now”, Santi said. He went on to…

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New plans to revive Oxford Street announced

Westminster City Council has announced “ambitious” new plans to “revive” Oxford Street and the surrounding area, an iconic shopping hub in London and key attraction for luxury tourists. The new Oxford Street District (OSD) framework, developed with key strategic partners, hopes to “ensure the successful long-term future for the nation’s high street, as the greenest, smartest, most sustainable district of its kind anywhere in the world”. The plans include a “bold, new ‘Marble Arch Hill’ temporary visitor attraction at Marble Arch to be a catalyst for Oxford Street’s climb back…

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